SEC chairman seeks compromise on international swaps regulation
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Elisse Walter wants domestic regulators to rely on international rules for cross-border swaps when they are equivalent, while preserving U.S. regulators' right to impose their rules when no comparable ones exist. "The domestic regulator would continue to have the ability to apply certain key policy requirements of local law when foreign law does not impose comparable requirements or provide comparable protections," Walter said. Reuters
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Report: Futures hedging will be contingent on liquidity level
The regulatory overhaul in the derivatives market initiated by the Dodd-Frank Act will encourage market participants to use swaps futures as a hedging instrument, but only if they trade with enough volume to provide liquidity, a Finadium report says. "Swap dealers will be incentivised to use swap futures for their margin efficiencies -- lower initial margin than cleared [over-the-counter] swaps and cross-margining with other products traded and cleared by an exchange -- but will only stay if there is liquidity," the report says. The Trade News (U.K.)
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